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El Midi Bistro

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Calle San Jose # 4 | Planta Alta, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 7401
09:00 - 23:00
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Pembroke, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the ambience and old world feel of the place. When my girlfriend and I attended there was a guest chef from Spain who specialized in hams. We ordered two servings of a thinly sliced prosciutto style ham. It was divine. We stuck with appetizers. We had the spiced olives that were nothing special and a cheese plate. It... More 

Thank Jack G
Zapopan, Mexico
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a couple of friends to dinner and we get an interior table, the restaurant have regular beer, a fine menu for a moderate price and a beautiful live singer surrounded by exceptional musical artists (I remember one of them performing a perfect polyphonic overtone singing), that was an awesome evening talking and laughing with my beloved friends...... More 

Thank Victor C
Orange County, Ca
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really wanted to like this restaurant more. The space is quite lovely and the service is friendly. I think that the quality of the experience here is directly related to what you order. We started with the mixed charcuterie plate which was quite generous and very good. Up next the bouillabaisse which was also very good. But my duck... More 

Thank Mangare_e_Bere
Friday Harbor, Washington
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209 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

On our first night in Guanajuato, it was suggested that we try this restaurant, as it was close to our hotel on the plaza. It is situated on the second floor of a mixed use building (i.e., shops, other restaurants). The space itself is inviting, with soft lighting, rustic tables and chairs, and lots of art on the walls. The... More 

Thank gbruels
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Our 3rd visit to this restaurant. I return for the Beef Wellington. The appetizers of pate and tapenade were very good. My Beef Wellington was excellent as usual. My wife's Beef Bourguignon, however, was inedible. Small "nuggets" of tough, chewy, overcooked beef spoiled the dish entirely. We expect nice pieces of tender, slow cooked meat. Too bad. I will want... More 

Thank Ginandto
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went here for wine, jazz, and a late dinner. The menu is a la carte and the offerings are much different than the other restaurants in town. We had a great time and found the food to be high quality and delicious. The portions are large. A very nice dinner with live jazz music, soup (served in a huge... More 

Thank pomerantzen
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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321 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived without reservations and without foresight of the menu, where almost every menu item from soups, salads, appetizers and mains comprises some elements to make it "over the top" taste bud shock and impossible to plan 3 or 4 courses in sequence given the ingredients being used in every plate. Its too much of trying too hard to create... More 

Thank CanadianBoys
San Francisco
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We are at a loss to understand why this restaurant is so highly rated. We figured the chef must have left but were told this is not the case. We had pasta with chorizo and vegetarian couscous. Neither was worth finishing (and we love food so rarely leave any.) I would give it two stars as it was so disappointing... More 

Thank LolaSpan
Carstairs, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

You should make reservations. Great food. Nothing more to be said! Put it in your list and make sure you eat there. We throughly enjoyed our dinner. Best so far.

Thank ronald1313
Monterrey, Mexico
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This hidden restaurant is on a second Floor with open windows to the Guanajuato streets ambience, has a art gallery adyacent that if you are lucky can enjoy opera rehearsals, chello clases etc... It is a ubique timeless experience. Food is great by the way, south french style. Can't, shouldn't miss it for a cultural romantic trip.

Thank jtiran

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 16
French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Jose # 4 | Planta Alta, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato
  • Phone Number: +52 473 732 7401

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?